Mythic Bridge is proud to provide at risk youth, aged 13-21, from Brooklyn, New York, with an exciting hands-on, educational filmmaking experience under the guidance of engaging mentors, who are professional filmmakers. Younger at-risk students also include disconnected youth, aged 16-24 who are not in school and not working.
Mythic Bridge currently serves two notable Brooklyn neighborhoods: Community District 1 (CD1 - East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, North Side, South Side, Williamsburg) and Community District 4 (CD4 - Bushwick). Our office is headquartered in Bushwick, where the local youth that are not in school and not working is 13.8%. 1 In CD1, the rate of local youth that are not in school and not working is 11.1%.2 Across CD1 and CD4, the average population of youth aged 6-17 is 17.1%, while the average dropout rate is 11.5%. Official data from the recent American Community Survey reports that less than half of the arts and cultural foundations located in these neighborhoods receive any funding from the City and State.